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The beautiful UK seaside town named as the most romantic place to visit | Travel News | Travel

A well-known seaside town in the UK has been named as one of the most romantic places to getaway in a Valentine’s themed survey.

Eastbourne in East Sussex has earned the third spot in the UK’s most Instagrammable spots in the latest survey which ranks parts of the country based on how picturesque they are. 

The analysis was done by travel experts from Deal Points and Sussex is the most popular hotspot with nine out of 85 mentions. 

Eastbourne is not an unlikely choice, given it has a lot going for it. Just over an hour’s drive from London and a pretty coastline which becomes bustling in the summer, it’s an ideal place to pick for a day at the seaside. 

And, for those couples who have their own families, the good news is there’s plenty to do for all ages. Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway and Treasure Island provides plenty of entertainment options such as rides, adventure golf, and indoor soft play areas.  

Furthermore, there are plenty of other attractions to explore in the surrounding region of Eastbourne. Not too far away is the Seven Sisters Country Park, featuring seven majestic chalk cliffs extending into the sea.

It also holds the Eastbourne International tennis tournament annually each June in the week running up to Wimbledon, which attracts a number of high ranked tennis players from across the world.

The Beachy Head Marathon, Half & 10K, one of Sussex’s most famous marathons is held annually in October, which starts just west of Eastbourne and heads inland before heading back along the Seven Sisters.

Travellers who have been to the town have been left mesmerised by its beauty and have shared their wonderful experiences on TripAdvisor. 

One user said: “Eastbourne is probably the little sister to Brighton, which is only about  30-minute drive away to the west. This town has a splendid promenade where you can take a stroll anytime.

“The abundance of shops is mainly in the centre, not far from the railway station. The majority of the hotels and restaurants are to be found nearer the seafront. However, you will have to travel to Brighton if you are after a hectic nightlife scene, and also the choice of different international gastronomic dishes.

“It is worth taking a walk westwards towards Beachy Head, distance 4 – 5 miles. This is a natural beauty spot about 1 1/4 hours walk away. Here you have marvellous views of the Channel. Would recommend Eastbourne either for the long weekend or a midweek break due to its limitations.”

A second user said: “A great base for exploring Beachy Head (10 mins), Birling Gap (20 mins) and beyond. Take the bus from the High Street to see these sights and others on the route to Brighton.

“The ‘all day’ bus tickets can be bought at the information centre for £3.20 per person or £5 on the bus. The bus runs every hour so we first went to Beachy Head for an hour, then hopped back on the bus and went further on to Birling Gap before returning to Eastbourne. Such great value.”

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